GALWAY BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, ORANMORE, CO. GALWAY.
The Renville Peninsula on which Galway Bay Golf & Country Club is laid out, is one of the most historic sites in the West Of Ireland. This championship 18 hole golf course has been uniquely designed by Christy O' Connor Jnr., to highlight and preserve the ancient sites which lie on the course.
On the shoreline behind the 16th tee the remains of a number of small circular stone huts can be discerned. Between the 2nd and 10th greens is the Rathnapours ring port (the fort of little potatoes.) Also integrated into the course are the traditional walls of the Galway region, while the site of an ancient copper and lead mine pre-dating the 16th century, Leadmine Hill, forms the spectacular backdrop to the 13th hole.
According to Christy O' Connor Jnr., Ryder Cup Player, Tour Professional and native of Galway, Ireland: "I have designed this par 72 championship course using all of the challenges imposed by the natural lie of the Galway Coast and the limitations of the Atlantic Ocean. My fellow directors and I are very proud of our achievement. I have developed a course which is of championship standard, but in my opinion, a fair test in golf. "
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